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WHAT IS AGATE STONE?: MEANING OF AGATE STONE, PROPERTIES, HEALING POWERS

The attractive Agate stone is a semi-precious Gemstone which is available in several different colours. The banded stone, Agate, is popular all over the world as they make trendy jewellery and artefacts. The wide colour pallet of Agate stone colours includes Red, Blue, White, Orange etc. When we see the beautiful Agate gemstone or Geode, we realize how creative both nature and Mother Earth are. Agate stone properties are of being a stone for grounding, calmness, balancing the body and other Agate stone healing properties are known and used by people all over the world.

History of Agate Gemstone

Gemmologists across the world believe that the name Agate was coined by the Greek philosopher and naturalist Theophrastus, who discovered the stone while taking a walk along the shoreline of Achates (present-day Dirillo) in Sicily. The colourful Agates and other chalcedonies were discovered over 3,000 years ago from the river. The Agate gem has been worn for protection as amulets and other forms of jewellery. Artefacts of Agate were also common in the ancient world, which has been found in excavations of the Neolithic age. The Egyptians used Agate to avert natural calamities, the Babylonians used Agate in their Swords and Breastplates. Numerous churches from all over the world have also used it to build their window panes to safeguard from lower energies.


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Attractive Agate Necklace Malas made of 100% natural Agate gemstone beads of different colours, like, Moss Agate, Orange Agate, Blue Agate etc. The Malas are strung in thread or Silver chain with round or faceted beads. These Agate Necklace Malas can be worn or used as Rosary or Japa Malas. Agate Gemstone is useful in ushering prosperity, good luck, calm in stressful situations, heals ailments, reduces insomnia, cleanses the aura and other benefits.



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Lovely Red and Pink Agate Gemstone Rocks look beautiful, with bands of vibrant colours a, like, Pink and Gray bands and a crystalline structure in the cavity at centre. These Rocks are 100% natural and available with Marble base. Keep these Rocks at home/ workplace to bring soothing energies, protection, grounds energies, Pink Agate is excellent in healing relationships, provides calmness in stressful situations etc. The Red and Pink Agate Rocks are valuable additions and add to the decor.


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The Black Agate Shivlings are made of 100% pure natural Black Agate gemstone, carved flawlessly. The Shivling is an abstract representation of Lord Shiva and holds His power. Shivlings are worshipped by performing Abhishekham, which is said to please the Lord. The Black Agate gemstone protects, brings calm, peace, spiritual growth, prosperity , centeredness, etc. The blessings of benevolent Lord Shiva and Black Agate properties together make the Shivlings power packed, which bring rich benefits when installed at home/office.

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What is Agate made of?

Agate gemstone is a variety of Chalcedony, mineral, Silicon Dioxide. The Agate gemstone is mostly formed in volcanic rocks. It is usually found with Quartz mineral, a factor which has been confusing people, as many mistake Agate for Quartz. As Agate stone generally forms in cavities, it forms layers, giving form to the colour Bands. So the Bands form in the shape of the cavity it is formed in, and are also called Riband Agate. They also come in stripes, 'eye' markings, some have fossilised inclusions and there are solid ones too. Agate stone hardness measures about 7 on the Mohs scale.

What is the Color of Agate?

Agate gemstone is available in nature in numerous colours, so there is no one particular colour of this eye-pleasing gemstone. Agate stone colours: White, Gray, Blue, Brown, Black, Pink, Orange, Red, Yellow and Green. It is interesting to note, each colour Agate has its own Metaphysical properties, which is an important part of Agate stone healing properties.

Where is Agate Stone found?

Agate gemstone is found in almost all continents of the world. There are Agate mines in Africa, USA, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Canada, India, Russia and Nepal. One of the largest Agate Gemstones ever found was in Lake Superior, Minnesota.

How does an Agate Look Like on the Outside?

The natural Agate gemstone has the outstanding feature of having colour Bands, which are distinguishable physical properties of the stone. You will see parallel Bands of colour which are sometimes White, Gray or may also be of a lighter shade of the Agate stone colour. For example, An Orange Agate might have bands of lighter shades of Orange, whereas the Black Agate may have White Banding. However, sometimes the gemstone may not have obvious Bands. Open rocks or broken rocks of Agate are a clear giveaway, with the Bands visible clearly. There is an exception of the Moss Agate which does not have Banding, as it has many colours. The Blue Lace Agate has beautiful Lace like the formation of, thereby giving the stone its name. The Agate gemstone also has a translucent quality, which is another identifying feature. On the outside, it is mostly rough and dented or has perforation marks, so it is not that attractive from the outside. But, things change once the Agate rock is opened. After cut and polish, it becomes the brilliant looking Agate gemstone we see in the markets.

What is Agate Good For? What is Agate Used For?

Since ancient times Agate gemstone has been used for warding off curses, Evil Eye and also used as a gift for people who have been married for a long time. It has also been used as a jewel since ancient times and is still being widely used for the same purposes. Various shapes of beads are made to make different types of Beads for jewellery. Artefacts of Agate gemstone are also admired, like, Bookends, Coasters, Paperweights and a variety of other such creative products.

Agate stone energy is good for cleansing the aura, balancing the inner self and is often used by healers for the purpose of energy cleansing and balancing. The different coloured Agate stones are used for cleansing and balancing Chakras too.

It also finds its use in the industry because of its beauty and high resistance to a lot of chemicals, including strong acids. This mineral has been used in arts and craft and the manufacturing industries.

Agate Stone is for which Planet?

Agate Stone is said to be associated with Planet Moon. The Moon is a Planet about the mind and emotion.

Benefits of Agate Gemstones

The colourful Agate gemstone has multiple benefits and every colour stone has its own meaning. The gemstone does its work in a subtle manner. Worn as Rings, Bracelets, Lockets or Pendants, Necklaces, the Agate stone energies work on the wearer to bring the necessary changes in the person for the better. It aligns the heart, mind and body.

  • It is popular as a stone which helps to balance the inner self and outer. It is said to balance the male and female energies.
  • It is an extremely good stone to give relief from stress and anxiety. It soothes the mind and helps to calm down. It releases trauma, anger etc.
  • Agate stone brings the truth about self or situations in the forefront and urges to face and address it.
  • The versatile Agate stone boosts courage, confidence and a sense of security.
  • It helps to view things from a different perspective or rather with a positive attitude.
  • The gemstone does its work in a subtle manner, cleansing the aura of the person.
  • Agate stone eliminates negative energy from the space, replacing it with positive energy.
  • It is a harbinger of good luck and prosperity.
  • Its healing properties include healing relationships.
  • It is said that when you have this stone in your space, it helps to curb unnecessary expenditure.
  • For those who are prone to getting nightmares, keep the Agate stone nearby. It aids to give relief from insomnia, especially for senior citizens.
  • Agate gemstone enhances your creative skills.
  • Wear or carry the Agate stone while travelling. It acts as a protection amulet during travel, guarding you against any mishaps.
  • Meditating on Agate stone increases your clairvoyant power.
  • It is a gemstone which helps you to introspect, delve inside to face the truth about self and propels you ahead in your spiritual path.
  • Physically, Agate stone heals diseases of the stomach, skin diseases, irritants, calms allergies, strengthens the immune system.
  • It is good for fertility stimulation, pregnancy and childbirth.

Types of Agate Gemstones

In the World of Gems, there are many types of Agates. Agate gems have many colours that reflect the core cosmic energy of the stone. As Agate is mostly found in the Banded form of various shapes and there are some specific names which are given to them as Agate stone definition and each of them has their own property of serving us. Some Agate is Sardonyx Agate, the Rainbow like Iris Agate, Onyx Agate, Thunder Egg Agate, Lake Superior Agate, Enhydro Agate, Polyhedroid Agate, Sagenite Agate, Fortification Agate, Condor Agate, Botswana Agate, Fairburn Agate and the mesmerizing Coyamito Agate Pseudomorph. Below are mentioned the names and some popular Agates.

Blue Lace Agate:

Blue Lace Agate

O It is soft and elegantly soothing to the eye.
O Its nimble structure and subtle beauty leave a stimulating, positive effect on the mind.
O The cosmic energy flowing through its colour is quite uplifting.

Crazy Lace Agate:

Crazy Lace Agate

O The gemmologists consider Crazy Lace Agate has the stone of happiness or laughter-stimulant. "Happy Lace." The Mexicans believe in its healing and joy-causing properties.
O It is regarded as a mood-maker that promotes positive thoughts and buoyancy.
O Having a sort of lacy patterns it causes the circular flows of cosmic vibrations or divine energies that neutralize your mind filled with negatives.

Fire Agate:

Fire Agate

O It is one of the most mysterious Agates or among other stones as it carries a great amount of the other worldly energy.
O The wearer experiences the ignition of its fiery energy.
O It contains the power of the Fire element (Agni) of nature.

Dendritic Agate:

Dendritic Agate

O It is accepted as the stone of abundance which fulfils all of your personal and professional wishes or dreams.
O People in the ancient Greece buried Dendritic Agate in the agriculture field for good harvest in the years to come.

Moss Agate:

Moss Agate

O It has been regarded as the gem of gardeners and farmers. It is more connected with plants and nature.
O People of the ancient world especially the tribal heads or priests used it for healing as they could sense and interact with the inner organic system of the human body.
O The warriors were given this agate to wear before the battles so they could feel stronger and overpower their enemies.

Laguna Agate:

Laguna Agate

O Regarded as the most glorified agates, Laguna Agate features vivacious shades of red and scarlet.
O Discovered in the Mexican states of Chihuahua, it epitomizes passion and the fervent flow of energy.
O It is said that those whose body is full of energy and vigour may wear this stone to intensify them so that their innermost potential can come out.



Wearing Gemstone with Rudraksha

Wearing a combination of Gemstone and Rudraksha is the best way to make the most of it. Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy® (RRST®) devised by Neeta Singhal employs the use of both Agate gems and Rudraksha beads. It is a holistic healing therapy that uses the curative and healing properties of Rudraksha and Gemstones to balance chakras.

After the consultation, the blocked chakras that are causing the mental, emotional and physical issues are identified and a suitable combination of Gemstone and Rudraksha is recommended. As per the cosmic color they emit, the gemstones work on specific chakras. So Green Agate works for Anahata Chakra while Red agate works for Muladhara chakra. These powerful agents of energy work on releasing the negative energy stored in the form of stress in the blocked chakras, thereby activating them and tuning them to their natural state. Chakras become imbalanced when your thoughts and attitudes tend towards fears and negativity when facing challenging situations in life. Blocked Chakras manifest emotional disorders and physical ailments. It is only after the blocked Chakras are balanced and activated that you can transform your life of suffering, obstacles, and confusion into love, success, and happiness.


When or Which Day To Wear Agate Gemstone: Since the agates have many colours. One should wear it on a day as per its colour:

O Monday for White Agate
O Tuesday for Red Agate,
O Wednesday for Green Agate
O Thursday for Blue Agate
O Friday for Pink Agate
O Saturday for Black Agate
O Sunday for Yellow Agate

Who Can Wear Agate Gemstone:

O People in the ancient world used Black Agate stones for keeping negative energies at bay. The stone is best for the married couples.
O It is best for those who are vulnerable to negative energy as well as chemicals because this stone is highly used in the industry because it resists harmful chemicals including the detrimental acids.
O Those who are not able to differential between reality and illusion, the true friends and the false ones or right and wrong may wear this stone.

Who Can Wear Agate Gemstone:

  • People in the ancient world used Black Agate stones for keeping negative energies at bay. The stone is very favourable for married couples and helps maintain harmony.
  • It is a great stone for Athletes, as it adds speed to the physical body.
  • The protective power of the Agate stone for those who are vulnerable to negative energy as well as chemicals because this stone is highly used in the industry for its property of being resistant to harmful chemicals including the detrimental acids.
  • Those who are not able to differentiate between reality and illusion, the true friends and the false ones, or right and wrong may wear this stone.
  • For those suffering from insomnia or nightmares, it is very useful.

How to care for your Agate Gemstones

The gemstone can be washed in a thin stream of running water, after which it can be wiped lightly with a soft cloth. It could be polished every once in a while.

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